Sports Medicine

(The TQCC of Sports Medicine is 19. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-09-01 to 2023-09-01.)
The Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phase on Exercise Performance in Eumenorrheic Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis189
Exercise as Medicine for Mental and Substance Use Disorders: A Meta-review of the Benefits for Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Outcomes176
High-Intensity Acceleration and Deceleration Demands in Elite Team Sports Competitive Match Play: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies149
Methodological Considerations for Studies in Sport and Exercise Science with Women as Participants: A Working Guide for Standards of Practice for Research on Women142
An Examination and Critique of Current Methods to Determine Exercise Intensity131
Effects of Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with Physical Activity Breaks on Blood Glucose, Insulin and Triacylglycerol Measures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis124
Effects of Regular Physical Activity on the Immune System, Vaccination and Risk of Community-Acquired Infectious Disease in the General Population: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis122
Is Physical Activity Associated with Less Depression and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Rapid Systematic Review119
Is Motorized Treadmill Running Biomechanically Comparable to Overground Running? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cross-Over Studies109
Impact of Potential Physiological Changes due to COVID-19 Home Confinement on Athlete Health Protection in Elite Sports: a Call for Awareness in Sports Programming97
A Systematic Review of Collective Tactical Behaviours in Football Using Positional Data92
Effects of Exercise Training Interventions on Executive Function in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis86
Effects of Prior Cognitive Exertion on Physical Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis85
The Effects of Oral Contraceptives on Exercise Performance in Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis80
Is Physical Activity Good or Bad for the Female Pelvic Floor? A Narrative Review77
The Association Between the Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio and Injury and its Application in Team Sports: A Systematic Review72
Safety and Effectiveness of Long-Term Exercise Interventions in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials70
Acute Effects of Foam Rolling on Range of Motion in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review with Multilevel Meta-analysis68
Effects of Resistance Training on Muscle Size and Strength in Very Elderly Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials66
Is It Time We Better Understood the Tests We are Using for Return to Sport Decision Making Following ACL Reconstruction? A Critical Review of the Hop Tests64
The Benefits of Strength Training on Musculoskeletal System Health: Practical Applications for Interdisciplinary Care64
An Update on Secular Trends in Physical Fitness of Children and Adolescents from 1972 to 2015: A Systematic Review63
Training During the COVID-19 Lockdown: Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices of 12,526 Athletes from 142 Countries and Six Continents63
The Relationship Between Actual and Perceived Motor Competence in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis61
Transgender Women in the Female Category of Sport: Perspectives on Testosterone Suppression and Performance Advantage61
The Effect of Nordic Hamstring Exercise Intervention Volume on Eccentric Strength and Muscle Architecture Adaptations: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses61
Through the Looking Glass: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Evidence, Providing New Insight for Motor Competence and Health60
Nutrition and Athlete Immune Health: New Perspectives on an Old Paradigm57
The Role of Energy Availability in Reproductive Function in the Female Athlete Triad and Extension of its Effects to Men: An Initial Working Model of a Similar Syndrome in Male Athletes55
Climate Change, Physical Activity and Sport: A Systematic Review54
The Effects of Acute Exposure to Prolonged Sitting, With and Without Interruption, on Vascular Function Among Adults: A Meta-analysis53
Relative Proximity of Critical Power and Metabolic/Ventilatory Thresholds: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis52
The Challenge of Maintaining Metabolic Health During a Global Pandemic52
Determining the Sites of Neural Adaptations to Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis51
The Case for Retiring Flexibility as a Major Component of Physical Fitness51
Analyzing Activity and Injury: Lessons Learned from the Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio51
Rating of Perceived Effort: Methodological Concerns and Future Directions51
Nutrition and Athlete Bone Health51
Neuromuscular Function of the Knee Joint Following Knee Injuries: Does It Ever Get Back to Normal? A Systematic Review with Meta-Analyses50
Nutrition and Altitude: Strategies to Enhance Adaptation, Improve Performance and Maintain Health: A Narrative Review50
Time to Differentiate Postactivation “Potentiation” from “Performance Enhancement” in the Strength and Conditioning Community49
Training Load and Injury: Causal Pathways and Future Directions48
Blood Biomarker Profiling and Monitoring for High-Performance Physiology and Nutrition: Current Perspectives, Limitations and Recommendations46
Exercise-Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Male Elite Footballers: An Expert-Led Delphi Survey of 21 Practitioners Belonging to 18 Teams from the Big-5 European Leagues45
What are the Benefits and Risks Associated with Changing Foot Strike Pattern During Running? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Injury, Running Economy, and Biomechanics45
Moving Sport and Exercise Science Forward: A Call for the Adoption of More Transparent Research Practices45
The Validity and Reliability of Commercially Available Resistance Training Monitoring Devices: A Systematic Review45
DNA Damage Following Acute Aerobic Exercise: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis44
Measuring Well-Being in Sport Performers: Where are We Now and How do we Progress?43
Muscle Glycogen Metabolism and High-Intensity Exercise Performance: A Narrative Review43
The Natural History of Sport-Related Concussion in Collegiate Athletes: Findings from the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium41
High-Protein Plant-Based Diet Versus a Protein-Matched Omnivorous Diet to Support Resistance Training Adaptations: A Comparison Between Habitual Vegans and Omnivores41
Mental Fatigue and Sport-Specific Psychomotor Performance: A Systematic Review41
The Acute Neuromuscular Responses to Cluster Set Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis41
Is the Acute: Chronic Workload Ratio (ACWR) Associated with Risk of Time-Loss Injury in Professional Team Sports? A Systematic Review of Methodology, Variables and Injury Risk in Practical Situations40
Effects of Resistance Training Movement Pattern and Velocity on Isometric Muscular Rate of Force Development: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis and Meta-regression39
The Effect of the Menstrual Cycle and Oral Contraceptives on Acute Responses and Chronic Adaptations to Resistance Training: A Systematic Review of the Literature38
Sports Injury Prevention is Complex: We Need to Invest in Better Processes, Not Singular Solutions38
Recent Improvements in Marathon Run Times Are Likely Technological, Not Physiological38
Current Evidence of Measurement Properties of Physical Activity Questionnaires for Older Adults: An Updated Systematic Review38
Can High-Intensity Interval Training Promote Skeletal Muscle Anabolism?37
Rates and Correlates of Mental Health Symptoms in Currently Competing Elite Athletes from the Australian National High-Performance Sports System37
The Effect of Fixture Congestion on Performance During Professional Male Soccer Match-Play: A Systematic Critical Review with Meta-Analysis36
Insufficient Sleep in Young Athletes? Causes, Consequences, and Potential Treatments36
Fluid Balance and Hydration Considerations for Women: Review and Future Directions36
Temporal Trends in the Standing Broad Jump Performance of 10,940,801 Children and Adolescents Between 1960 and 201736
The Anabolic Response to Plant-Based Protein Ingestion36
Do Sex Differences in Physiology Confer a Female Advantage in Ultra-Endurance Sport?36
Energetics and Biomechanics of Running Footwear with Increased Longitudinal Bending Stiffness: A Narrative Review36
Sports Injury Forecasting and Complexity: A Synergetic Approach35
Frailty and Physical Fitness in Elderly People: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis35
Sex Differences in Adaptations in Muscle Strength and Size Following Resistance Training in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis35
Reconceptualizing and Operationalizing Seefeldt’s Proficiency Barrier: Applications and Future Directions35
Infrared Thermography in Exercise Physiology: The Dawning of Exercise Radiomics35
Assessing Technical Skills in Talented Youth Athletes: A Systematic Review35
Sex Dimorphism of VO2max Trainability: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis35
Combat as an Interpersonal Synergy: An Ecological Dynamics Approach to Combat Sports35
The Association of Sedentary Behaviour and Cognitive Function in People Without Dementia: A Coordinated Analysis Across Five Cohort Studies from COSMIC34
COVID-19 Lockdowns: A Worldwide Survey of Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Quality in 3911 Athletes from 49 Countries, with Data-Driven Recommendations34
Physiological Characteristics of Female Soccer Players and Health and Performance Considerations: A Narrative Review34
No Time to Lift? Designing Time-Efficient Training Programs for Strength and Hypertrophy: A Narrative Review34
Does Acute Fatigue Negatively Affect Intrinsic Risk Factors of the Lower Extremity Injury Risk Profile? A Systematic and Critical Review34
Implementing Ultrasound Imaging for the Assessment of Muscle and Tendon Properties in Elite Sports: Practical Aspects, Methodological Considerations and Future Directions32
Effects of Exercise Intervention on Health-Related Physical Fitness and Blood Pressure in Preschool Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials32
Association Between Muscular Strength and Bone Health from Children to Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis32
Effects of Dietary Supplements on Adaptations to Endurance Training32
Optimising the ‘Mid-Stage’ Training and Testing Process After ACL Reconstruction32
Effects of Plyometric Jump Training on Jump and Sprint Performance in Young Male Soccer Players: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis32
Muscle Cramping During Exercise: Causes, Solutions, and Questions Remaining31
The Minimum Effective Training Dose Required to Increase 1RM Strength in Resistance-Trained Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis31
Free-Weight Resistance Training in Youth Athletes: A Narrative Review31
Effects of Caffeine on Resistance Exercise: A Review of Recent Research31
Lifelong Endurance Exercise as a Countermeasure Against Age-Related $$\dot{V}{\text{O}}_{{ 2 {\text{max}}}}$$ Decline: Physiological Overview and Insights from Masters Athletes31
Acute Effects of Caffeine Supplementation on Movement Velocity in Resistance Exercise: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis30
Effects of Maternal Exercise During Pregnancy on Perinatal Growth and Childhood Obesity Outcomes: A Meta-analysis and Meta-regression30
Strength and Power Training in Rehabilitation: Underpinning Principles and Practical Strategies to Return Athletes to High Performance30
Overtraining Syndrome (OTS) and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S): Shared Pathways, Symptoms and Complexities30
Managing Travel Fatigue and Jet Lag in Athletes: A Review and Consensus Statement30
Contralateral Effects of Unilateral Strength and Skill Training: Modified Delphi Consensus to Establish Key Aspects of Cross-Education29
Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate Supplementation on Muscular Strength and Endurance: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis29
Sex-Specific Differences in Running Injuries: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression29
Measuring Physical Demands in Basketball: An Explorative Systematic Review of Practices29
The Effect of Training Interventions on Change of Direction Biomechanics Associated with Increased Anterior Cruciate Ligament Loading: A Scoping Review29
The Importance of ‘Durability’ in the Physiological Profiling of Endurance Athletes29
A Systematic Analysis of Temporal Trends in the Handgrip Strength of 2,216,320 Children and Adolescents Between 1967 and 201728
Compatibility of Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training for Skeletal Muscle Size and Function: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis28
Outdoor Walking Speeds of Apparently Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis28
Sex Differences in Endurance Running28
Menthol as an Ergogenic Aid for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games: An Expert-Led Consensus Statement Using the Modified Delphi Method28
Quantification of Neuromuscular Fatigue: What Do We Do Wrong and Why?28
The Validity and Reliability of Wearable Microtechnology for Intermittent Team Sports: A Systematic Review28
Development of Maximal Dynamic Strength During Concurrent Resistance and Endurance Training in Untrained, Moderately Trained, and Trained Individuals: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis27
Implementing Exercise in Healthcare Settings: The Potential of Implementation Science27
What Role Do Chronic Workloads Play in the Acute to Chronic Workload Ratio? Time to Dismiss ACWR and Its Underlying Theory27
Overtraining in Resistance Exercise: An Exploratory Systematic Review and Methodological Appraisal of the Literature27
Daily Step Count and All-Cause Mortality: A Dose–Response Meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies27
The Effect of Resistance Training in Women on Dynamic Strength and Muscular Hypertrophy: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis26
Interventions to Change School Recess Activity Levels in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis26
Effects of Ramadan Fasting on Physical Performance: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis26
The Effects of Exercise on Indirect Markers of Gut Damage and Permeability: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis26
Development of a Revised Conceptual Framework of Physical Training for Use in Research and Practice26
Benefits of Daytime Napping Opportunity on Physical and Cognitive Performances in Physically Active Participants: A Systematic Review26
Cognitive Fatigue Effects on Physical Performance: The Role of Interoception26
Potential Long-Term Health Problems Associated with Ultra-Endurance Running: A Narrative Review26
Associations of Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time with the Risk of Stroke, Myocardial Infarction or All-Cause Mortality in 70-Year-Old Men and Women: A Prospective Cohort Study26
Healthier Minds in Fitter Bodies: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Association between Physical Fitness and Mental Health in Youth25
Effects of Resistance Training on Physical Fitness in Healthy Children and Adolescents: An Umbrella Review25
Anaerobic Speed/Power Reserve and Sport Performance: Scientific Basis, Current Applications and Future Directions25
Autoregulation in Resistance Training: Addressing the Inconsistencies25
Doping Prevalence in Competitive Sport: Evidence Synthesis with “Best Practice” Recommendations and Reporting Guidelines from the WADA Working Group on Doping Prevalence25
Training for Muscular Strength: Methods for Monitoring and Adjusting Training Intensity25
Exogenous Ketone Supplementation and Keto-Adaptation for Endurance Performance: Disentangling the Effects of Two Distinct Metabolic States25
The Connection Between Physical Exercise and Gut Microbiota: Implications for Competitive Sports Athletes25
Sports Health During the SARS-Cov-2 Pandemic24
Exercise-Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Elite Footballers: A Systematic Review and Best Evidence Synthesis24
Recommendations for Movement Re-training After ACL Reconstruction24
Does Hypohydration Really Impair Endurance Performance? Methodological Considerations for Interpreting Hydration Research24
The Effectiveness of Two Methods of Prescribing Load on Maximal Strength Development: A Systematic Review24
Non-local Acute Passive Stretching Effects on Range of Motion in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis23
Minimal-Dose Resistance Training for Improving Muscle Mass, Strength, and Function: A Narrative Review of Current Evidence and Practical Considerations23
Interference Phenomenon with Concurrent Strength and High-Intensity Interval Training-Based Aerobic Training: An Updated Model23
The Influence of Movement Tempo During Resistance Training on Muscular Strength and Hypertrophy Responses: A Review23
Selection of Resistance Exercises for Older Individuals: The Forgotten Variable23
Effects of Resistance Training on Change-of-Direction Speed in Youth and Young Physically Active and Athletic Adults: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis22
Biomechanical Determinants of Performance and Injury Risk During Cutting: A Performance-Injury Conflict?22
Effect of Strength Training on Biomechanical and Neuromuscular Variables in Distance Runners: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis22
Metabolomics in Exercise and Sports: A Systematic Review22
Optimal Training Sequences to Develop Lower Body Force, Velocity, Power, and Jump Height: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis22
Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training Versus Sprint Interval Training on Time-Trial Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis22
Reactive Strength Index and its Associations with Measures of Physical and Sports Performance: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis22
The Effects of Exercise Interventions on Executive Functions in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis22
Relationship Between Jump-Landing Kinematics and Lower Extremity Overuse Injuries in Physically Active Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis22
Downhill Running: What Are The Effects and How Can We Adapt? A Narrative Review22
Running-Related Biomechanical Risk Factors for Overuse Injuries in Distance Runners: A Systematic Review Considering Injury Specificity and the Potentials for Future Research22
The Impact of Sex on Left Ventricular Cardiac Adaptations to Endurance Training: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis21
Acute Effects of Cluster and Rest Redistribution Set Structures on Mechanical, Metabolic, and Perceptual Fatigue During and After Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis21
Identification of Non-Invasive Exercise Thresholds: Methods, Strategies, and an Online App21
Talent Development in Sport Requires Athlete Enrichment: Contemporary Insights from a Nonlinear Pedagogy and the Athletic Skills Model21
Injury Profile in Women’s Football: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis21
The Effects of Regular Cold-Water Immersion Use on Training-Induced Changes in Strength and Endurance Performance: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis21
Examination of Reaction Time Deficits Following Concussion: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis21
Relative Body Weight and Standardised Brightness-Mode Ultrasound Measurement of Subcutaneous Fat in Athletes: An International Multicentre Reliability Study, Under the Auspices of the IOC Medical Comm21
Lower Limb Muscle Size after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis21
Estimated Age of First Exposure to Contact Sports and Neurocognitive, Psychological, and Physical Outcomes in Healthy NCAA Collegiate Athletes: A Cohort Study21
Overlapping Mechanisms of Exertional Heat Stroke and Malignant Hyperthermia: Evidence vs. Conjecture20
Effects of Autograft Types on Muscle Strength and Functional Capacity in Patients Having Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Randomized Controlled Trial20
Data-Driven Risk Classification of Concussion Rates: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis20
Subtypes of Sport-Related Concussion: a Systematic Review and Meta-cluster Analysis20
Health Consequences of an Elite Sporting Career: Long-Term Detriment or Long-Term Gain? A Meta-Analysis of 165,000 Former Athletes20
Efficacy of School-Based Interventions for Improving Muscular Fitness Outcomes in Adolescent Boys: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis20
Associations of Pregnancy Physical Activity with Maternal Cardiometabolic Health, Neonatal Delivery Outcomes and Body Composition in a Biethnic Cohort of 7305 Mother–Child Pairs: The Born in Bradford 20
Cumulative Sport-Related Injuries and Longer Term Impact in Retired Male Elite- and Amateur-Level Rugby Code Athletes and Non-contact Athletes: A Retrospective Study20
Longing for a Longitudinal Proxy: Acutely Measured Surface EMG Amplitude is not a Validated Predictor of Muscle Hypertrophy20
A Critical Systematic Review of Current Evidence on the Effects of Physical Exercise on Whole/Regional Grey Matter Brain Volume in Populations at Risk of Neurodegeneration20
Deceleration Training in Team Sports: Another Potential ‘Vaccine’ for Sports-Related Injury?20
Untapping the Health Enhancing Potential of Vigorous Intermittent Lifestyle Physical Activity (VILPA): Rationale, Scoping Review, and a 4-Pillar Research Framework20
Effects of Small-Sided Soccer Games on Physical Fitness, Physiological Responses, and Health Indices in Untrained Individuals and Clinical Populations: A Systematic Review20
Epidemiology of Injury and Illness Among Trail Runners: A Systematic Review19
Potential Implications of Blood Flow Restriction Exercise on Vascular Health: A Brief Review19
Effects of Physical Exercise Training in the Workplace on Physical Fitness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis19
Effects of Spaceflight on Musculoskeletal Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Considerations for Interplanetary Travel19
Detrimental Effects of the Off-Season in Soccer Players: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis19